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Posts Tagged ‘1880s’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/27/21 – NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY!

No, he didn’t invent the flush toilet, as is often claimed. Worse. It was the ballcock he invented, making today NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY! As in Thomas Crapper, master plumber and proprietor of Thomas Crapper & Company in London, England, a brass foundry and plumbing supply operation. Crapper […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/17/20 – DODGE CITY DAY!

Get out of Dodge! That was sound advice in the wild 1880s, when cowboys, money, whiskey and women turned many a drunken Spring Break into a fatal shootout, so today we mark NATIONAL DODGE CITY DAY! This is the anniversary of Dodge City’s first saloon opening, when […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/1/19 – WORKERS DAY!

It was May 1, 1884 when the proclamation demanding the 8 Hour Work Day was issued by the American Federation of Labor, making today NATIONAL WORKERS DAY! The Labor Movement was young in the 1880s, and too many American workers were still underpaid, overworked and expendable while […]

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